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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 787595, 8 pages
Research Article

Laser Induced Modification of the Optical Properties of Nano-ZnO Doped PVC Films

1Department of Physics, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
2School of Chemical Sciences & Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
3Clinical Investigation Centre, University Malaya Medical Centre, 13th Floor, Main Tower, Lembah Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq

Received 15 June 2014; Revised 12 September 2014; Accepted 14 September 2014; Published 14 October 2014

Academic Editor: Miriam Rafailovich

Copyright © 2014 Tagreed K. Hamad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The effect of continuous CO2 laser radiation on the optical properties of pure polyvinyl chloride and doped of ZnO nanoparticles with two different concentrations (10, 15%) has been investigated. All samples were prepared using casting method at room temperature. Optical properties (absorption, transmission, absorption coefficient, extinction coefficient, refractive index, and optical conductivity) of all films after CO2 laser irradiated have been studied as a function of the wavelength in the range (200–800) nm for three energies (300, 400 and 500 mJ). It has been found that the transmission, energy gap, and refractive index increase with increasing laser energy. The values of absorption, Urbach energy, absorption coefficient, extinction coefficient, and optical conductivity were decreased.